Geoffrey Countryman decided he wanted to set the very important record of “Most Star Wars Costume Changes in a One-Take Music Video;” he achieved his goal with 13 changes in the above video, although many of the costumes are hoodie-based. Honestly, I’m less interested in the record and more interested in the music video, which I find fantastic. The song is “Everything Changes,” from Countryman’s own band Eytan and the Embassy. It’s a great pop song, and the rapid-fire Star Wars costume switches make a perfect visual for the music. I wasn’t expecting to give the record-setting the “Impressive Act of Nerdery” tag, and I still won’t. But as an awesome Star Wars-themed music video? Hell yes I will. (Via Blastr)
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